Comparative analysis of birth defects in regions of nuclear power plant locations
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Analysis of birth defect (BD) rates in regions of nuclear power plant locations in comparison with control regions has been performed using the BD monitoring database for 2000–2007. It has been shown that the BD rates in these regions do not differ from BD rates in control regions, for the Russia Federation on the whole and for some other countries. The results indicate that the work of nuclear power plants does not lead to an increase in the BD frequencies in these regions.
Keywordsbirth defects monitoring radiation epidemiology
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